Kansas State suspends workouts after 14 players test positive

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Kansas State’s football team has shut down its workouts after 14 players tested positive for COVID-19.

The university announced that it will pause workouts for at least two weeks to try to contain the spread of the virus among its student-athletes.

“The health and well-being of our student-athletes will always be our top priority,” K-State athletic director Gene Taylor said, via the Wichita Eagle. “Following the most recent test results, we felt like temporarily pausing all football workouts and access to our facilities was the best decision for everyone. We continue to take this situation very seriously and want to do everything we can to get back to workouts soon.”

Several college football teams have begun workouts this month, only to bring them to a stop when an outbreak of the virus hit the team. The NFL is continuing to say training camps will open as scheduled, but it’s increasingly looking like group football workouts can result in the virus spreading rapidly among players, and it may be more difficult than the NFL realizes to have training camps safely.

11 responses to “Kansas State suspends workouts after 14 players test positive

  1. Business as usual. Sure. Wait until one player, coach, or support staff with a medical issue succumbs to this virus, and everyone will ask how we let this happen.

  2. I want NFL football this season but am slowly coming to grips it really isn’t going to happen. This scks.

  3. You can kiss college and pro football goodbye this year, there will be no sports until next year

  4. These athletes are some of the healthiest people in the US. This will be nothing but a common flu to them. What should be done is give the rest of the team the virus, too. Just like we do (or did before a vaccine) with the chicken pox. They will all be immune from catching it again. They will not be contagious. And they will be able to get in with their lives without any encumbrances. Herd immunity is the way to eradicate a virus when no vaccine is available. They are already on a vacant campus, so it can be isolated.

  5. Denis McCormick says:
    June 21, 2020 at 8:33 am
    These athletes are some of the healthiest people in the US. This will be nothing but a common flu to them. What should be done is give the rest of the team the virus, too. Just like we do (or did before a vaccine) with the chicken pox. They will all be immune from catching it again. They will not be contagious. And they will be able to get in with their lives without any encumbrances. Herd immunity is the way to eradicate a virus when no vaccine is available. They are already on a vacant campus, so it can be isolated.

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    Yeah cuz that worked for England. Oh wait it didn’t because they learned that people patients can get the virus multiple times. It’s not chicken pox

  6. People talk about herd immunity as if our healthcare system can handle the onslaught of cases coming in. They would be completely overwhelmed and deaths would skyrocket. Let’s also ignore the costs of treatment and hospitalization because we have the worst healthcare system of all the advanced developed nations. Affordable healthcare is not available to everyone and treatment is awful if you’re not rich. You’re deluded if you think the virus will only be contained to just players and not to their families, most of whom live in impoverished communities and can’t afford treatment. Coronavirus deaths in the African American community are abnormally higher than other wealthier demographics

  7. I highly doubt we have MLB or the NFL this year.

    Or even next year, if people keep pretending the pandemic doesn’t exist.

  8. If the professional leagues can make an agreement with their players about how to try and keep players safe and promise to help them with their health years down the road if they’re COVID exposure is worse than the average case then go for it. How can they do the same for college athletes? They already can’t pay them, what guarantees can they give them years down the road? None. This is isn’t their job. They should stay safe.

  9. jetsfan says:
    June 21, 2020 at 7:58 pm
    How will we ever survive this disease with a 99.8% recovery rate!

    A quick check on google, shows that there are 2.32M cases with 122k deaths. Thats about a 5% mortality rate.

    If you truly believe that 99.8% recovery rate, then you are saying you believe that 61M people have already had the virus.

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